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 #120524  by easytoslip
 Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:48 pm
i can't seem to get a good rhythm down with those bass notes yet, but i definitely prefer to fingerpick; so much that I'd be willing to say I use a pick maybe 5% at most, when I play
 #131073  by butchpilgrim
 Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:32 am
Hi all, For those like me interested in Jerry's pick palming technique, here's a good photo. If you zoom into RH, you'll see the pick between the base of his middle finger and index finger. And as Waldo points out, Lay Down Sally is a great reference, he tended to fingerpick the entire tune. ... =1&theater

Sorry, having trouble getting link to work...

 #131253  by Billbbill
 Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:25 am
I'd say the 'general' rule here is he did what he felt like doing. I've seen him both finger and flat pick multiple stuff - chorus portion of lead to run for the roses, intro to China Cat, intro to cumberland etc. Different texture, different feel - change was a constant.